Traffic congestion is expected in Douala tomorrow Wednesday November 18th. Several roads will be blocked to permit the launching of 2020 edition of Grand Prix Chantal Biya Cycling Tour. The tour starting tomorrow in Douala will continue in other towns with the closing ceremony to take place on the 22nd of November. Cyclists from over five countries are expected to participate.
Security threats in Cameroon can be a thing of the past if the population collaborates with the security service. This was stated by Territorial Administration Minister, Paul Atanga Nji while closing a two- days governors meeting this evening in Yaoundé. He further called on governors to ensure a hitch-free regional election and an effective fight against COVID-19.
The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has been accorded the right to organise local professional football league. The decision was issued by World football governing body FIFA. The final release after a video meeting with officials of football in Cameroon three days ago has stated the decision but it remains unclear if the Cameroon Football Professional League headed by General Pierre Sememgue will accept the verdict.
The Indomitable Lions of have arrived Cameroon this evening from Maputo, Mozambique. They were blocked in Mozambique after their match yesterday following demands by Mozambican authorities for Cameroon airline company- Camair-Co to meet up with fuel invoices before departure.
A 21-year old suspected bandit has been presented to the press by elements of Judicial Police Station in Bonanjo, Douala. He is accused of stealing belongings of people in vehicles with the use of a gun. He confessed that he has been in what he described as his business for over two months.
Municipal councillors of the Banwa Council in the Upper Nkam Divison, West Region have sacked the Mayor of the Municipality. The Mayor, Kameni Charles has been accused by the councillors of lack of transparency in the award of public contracts amongst other things.
The Ministry of Public Health will be organising the next local Polio Vaccination Days from 19 to 22, November 2020. In a press release from the Ministry of Communication, Minister Rene Emmanuel Sadi says cases of Polio have been recorded in the South West Region. Over 173,210 children of the age range 0-5 years have been targeted to be vaccinated.
In the next one week, the vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) will be introduced in schools across the national territory. The vaccine will be administered to girls age 9 and above with the consent of their parents.
The National Development Strategy for 2020/2030 has seen the light of day as a framework for structural development and a reference for Cameroon’s emergence drive. Cameroon’s Development Strategy was launched by the Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Alamine Ousmane Mey on Monday. The reform is geared towards addressing the economic and development challenges of the country.
Members of the National Assembly have recommended that the government simplifies the procedure for obtaining civil status documents. They have also recommended that the period for free issuance of birth certificates be extended to 180 days after birth. The recommendations were made at the end of the special plenary session on birth certificates organised at the National Assembly on Monday November 16, 2020
About 30 people have been killed in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the latest attack blamed on Islamist militants. Local officials in the North Kivu province said the victims were found after being executed en masse. They said initials reports showed members of the ADF militia were responsible for the attack.
Mozambique’s foreign minister, Veronica Macamo, has warned that there is a risk the insurgency in the northern Cabo Delgado province could spread to the wider region. Militant Islamists linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have been carrying out gruesome attacks in the province since 2017. Ms Macamo told the public broadcaster, Radio Mozambique, that all countries in the region need to get involved to curb the insurgency.
The Nigerian musician Seun Kuti has announced the revival of his father’s political party, the Movement of the People. The youngest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti said the party was established in opposition to the country’s elites. Mr Kuti has claimed the police threatened to close his family’s nightclub, The New Afrika Shrine in Lagos, if he held a meeting of his movement there. There were local media reports of a heavy police presence around the venue on Tuesday morning.
Six people have died and five are injured after a man blew himself up inside a busy restaurant close to a police training centre in Somalia’s capital city. Al-Shabab militants have said they were behind the Mogadishu attack which struck during the midday rush hour on Tuesday. The dead include the suicide bomber and two soldiers. Huge clouds of smoke could be seen above the premises as ambulances tried to reach the site in the capital city’s Hamar Jajab district close to the port.
A man who took part in the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria has been granted bail by a court in Lagos more than a week after he was arrested by the police. Police detained Eromosele Adene on accusations of criminal incitement, cyber stalking and breach of public peace, allegations which he denied.
The authorities in the north-western Nigerian state of Kaduna say at least 16 people have been killed and an unspecified number of others abducted during multiple attacks by gunmen on several villages. The attacks happened on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday as communities in the region continue to suffer raids by criminal gangs. Residents and the authorities in Kaduna say some of the victims were shot dead, while others were reportedly hacked during the raids on the areas of Giwa, Zangon-Kataf, Igabi and Kajuru.
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